What We Wish We Knew Before Moving Abroad: Women Who Travel Podcast

LA: It’s humorous, when I’ve been interested by lastly attending to go residence, every time that will probably be, I’m already letting myself begin to get carried away. I’m, “Oh well, when I’m back, that probably means that other stuff has opened up. So maybe I’ll just go to Paris for some of it. And then I’ll have a weekend here.” And I’m like, “Oh my God, I’m already doing it. I’m already starting to cram too much into one trip.”

MC: You’re already going to have an excessive amount of to do in London, anyway.

LA: I do know. I’ll be drunk more often than not I believe, like the remainder of the nation.

KM: One huge celebration. Life and humanity.

MC: Rachel, you talked about that you’ve got regarded again possibly a few times because you moved, and have thought of what life seems to be like within the U.S. After the previous yr particularly, how has your relationship with dwelling overseas modified? And do you assume you might have thought extra about shifting again to the U.S. or lower than you probably did earlier than?

RC: I’ve thought a lot much less about shifting again to the U.S. than I had earlier than, significantly after the final yr within the United States and the dealing with of the virus, sadly. I’m actually glad issues are turning round, however I used to be in Germany, feeling very fortunate to stay right here, particularly the place healthcare is free. And we do not have to fret about a number of the issues that individuals have to fret about within the United States. I imply, I miss my household terribly—have not seen them in two years. That is a extremely robust half about dwelling overseas. So as quickly as I can journey once more, that’ll be primary precedence for positive. But I believe final yr was form of, for everybody, a yr that disappeared. Everything you needed to do, nope, did not occur. So for me, they might put it in my second yr dwelling in Europe, so it was alleged to be full of exploring new nations, new cities, new seashores, et cetera, and none of that occurred. So I’ve to remain right here longer. There’s no option to go residence as a result of it might have been all for a waste.

MC: That is such angle.

LA: Yeah. I really like the angle.

MC: I really like that a lot. Katalina, how about you?

KM: Yeah. I believe equally for some many causes, however first seeing how the individuals of Nicaragua responded to the pandemic, was actually inspiring, as a result of they’re one of many poorest nations within the Western hemisphere. But nobody even thought twice about sporting a masks and defending one another in all the companies. The non-public companies shut down inside weeks and did not open again up till June. And it was actually this sense of we’re on this collectively and we’ve bought to deal with one another. It gave me hope for humanity, being in that surroundings. And I believe being again within the United States, in speaking to my household and pals, particularly proudly owning a journey firm, I might have most likely been in a really darker place, mentally. And so I’m very grateful for that.

And it is such reminder that the U.S., who possibly is among the richest nations on the earth and has all the pieces at its disposal, can nonetheless mess issues up fairly horribly. And you may study so much from different nations and different residents, and different individuals about taking good care of one another, and taking good care of your group, and the individuals round you, and the worlds round you. And I believe I’ll endlessly be grateful that for almost all of the pandemic, I used to be in that surroundings.

MC: Obviously you guys have been zipping round your respective continents, after which additionally staying very a lot put over the previous two, three years that you have been dwelling overseas. If individuals need to observe what the subsequent yr, two years, three years seems to be like for you, the place can they discover you on social media?

KM: Yeah. My private Instagram is @theyoufinder and my firm’s at @elcaminotravel and on the @casavioleta. So I will probably be holding updated there.

RC: And I’m at @rachelecoleman on Instagram and all different channels.

MC: I’m @ohheytheremere.

LA: I’m @lalehannah.

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